Full Time Job

Animator

Dreamworks

Glendale, CA 07-11-2020
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Animators are depended upon to create the highest quality of animation for the film. They are able to handle any variety of shot from action-filled to serious acting in any animation style.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Create memorable acting choices - able to define the characters and offer fresh and original ideas. Develop the emotional content of each scene through strong acting skills.
• Work closely with directing animator and supervising animator to keep characters on model. Set a high quality standard of animation for other animators to follow.
• Ability to take on a range of animation styles
• Able to establish/ create exceptional mechanics
• Consistently finds appealing poses - elevates the quality of any characters' design or shot
Test character setups and develop new animation tools.
• Ability to solve technical issues independently and/ or knowledge of when to elevate them
• Strong understanding of the CG animation pipeline
• Strong communication skills - able to anticipate any delays to schedule and communicate those issues as soon as possible.
• Open and responsive to feedback or changes
• Teamwork: Mentoring new animators, sharing suggestions and helpful tips and tricks, seeking out opportunities and efficiencies that drive the department forward.

Qualifications/Requirements
• BA or equivalent gained from a combination of skills and knowledge from education, work experience, and/or training
• 2+ years of professional CG experience
• Character Performance experience

Desired Characteristics
• Understanding of Rigging 
• Drawing skills
• Traditional Animation skills
• Storyboarding skills

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